The "Newsletter" Chronicles

  • 9 Ways To Keep Your Bearings When Things Get Tough

    Dec 6, 2010

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    Last week we talked about changing your game, and one of the by-products of getting honest about what you truly want and going for it is that you’ll get pushback from others who don’t want you to change the status quo. Maybe your change in game plan rocks the boat, …

  • How To Keep Urgency From Ruining Your Life

    Jul 26, 2010

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    Life is incredibly distracting.   No matter how enthusiastically you set goals, it’s just too easy let yourself  get pulled away from taking action on them because of daily urgencies and reactive thinking – and then it’s weeks/months/years later and you’re sitting around, asking “where did all the time go?”…

  • How to Create The Circumstances You Want

    Jun 26, 2010

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    “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw …

  • How To Stop Telling Your Sad, Sad Story

    Jun 14, 2010

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    All of us have at least one area of our life where we feel trapped (either by an external circumstance or by an internal personality trait/habit), and it’s been dragging us down for years.  We feel powerless to change it, and miserable at the prospect of being stuck as a …

  • Why You Can’t Make That Habit Stick (Part Two)

    May 24, 2010

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    Last week we started talking about why habits are hard to change, and focused on how much we really prefer the payoffs of out bad habits (a painful truth, but the truth nonetheless).  If you haven’t read the post yet, go back and read it first so you can …

  • Why You Can’t Make That Habit Stick (Part One)

    May 17, 2010

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    Ever wonder why some habits seem so damn hard to change?  Most people do, but very few get past the stage of simply wondering “What’s wrong with me?”.   Unfortunately, an emotionally loaded question like that will likely stop you in your tracks, locking your focus on uncomfortable insecurities …

  • Stop Giving Obstacles Permission To Roadblock Your Goals

    May 9, 2010

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    Some people keep track of goals in notebooks and others log them online, but most of us keep at least a few important goals in a special, time-honored place: the back burner.  These are goals we tell ourselves we want to attain, but somehow we never seem to make it …

  • Give Up

    Apr 5, 2010

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    Think about something you’re enormously unhappy with in your life, and don’t read any farther until you do so.  Just focus on one thing that has been frustrating you for years and seems unchangeable, whether it’s an external circumstance or an internal struggle.  I’ll wait.

    Got it?  Good.  Now I’m going …

  • Taste Test Your Goals

    Mar 29, 2010

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    Think of a big goal you’ve set for yourself that terrifies you because it feels unattainable. Now ask yourself why you feel that way.  Is the goal too big?  To unreasonable?  Too scary? Too personally demanding?  If you’re really asking those questions, you may feel a pang of fear in …

  • Lift Someone Up

    Mar 21, 2010

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    It’s far too easy to feel down about yourself … and it’s not just you.  Everyone around you – those people who seem to “have it all together” – they stress about themselves, too.  It’s natural and unavoidable to feel small and inconsequential at times, but it doesn’t have to …